Sky Lakes

1. Sky Lakes

High in the Oregon Cascade Mountains, south of Crater Lake National Park is Sky Lakes Wilderness. There are many beautiful high mountain lakes in the Wilderness, thus the name. Here are panoramic photos of four of them: Blue Lake Island...
The Outdoor Recreation Economy

2. The Outdoor Recreation Ec...

Outdoor recreation is an important contributor to the U.S. economy. In this article, you will learn the size of that contribution.

Where to Hike?

3. Where to Hike?

Looking for a great place to hike, but don’t have a clue? Here are four ways to discover your new favorite trail.

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6 Great Gifts for Adventurers

6 Great Gifts for Adventurers
There are so many things that an adventurer might need and so many adventures that require different equipment, it’s very difficult to make shopping suggestions that can apply broadly....

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month
When I was a kid,  westerns were the most popular shows on television.  Often these shows pitted cowboys against Indians.  That led to kid’s play along the same lines.  In my case,  I was an...

Edward Abbey

Edward Abbey
In the 1950’s and 60’s Edward Abbey worked as a seasonal ranger in Arches National Monument, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Florida Everglades, and Lassen Volcanic National Park....

Halloween Adventures

Halloween Adventures
Last week I offered some interesting places to explore as Halloween approaches.  This week, just before Halloween, I’d like to offer more. Goblins Goblins are small, grotesque and evil...

Halloween Explorations

Halloween Explorations
With Halloween around the corner, perhaps you’d like to try some adventures on that theme.  Here I list three places you might want to visit in your Halloween explorations: Haunted Lake, New...

National Day of Adventure

National Day of Adventure
There is a national day for about everything, but the most recent invented day is for adventurers!  This national day is the brainchild of Men’s Journal and Victorinox (famed for Swiss army...

Ecoregions

Ecoregions
Knowing about the area you are exploring helps you focus on the things (plants, animals and even rocks) you are most likely to find there.  One way scientists have been organizing areas uses the...

Ghost Towns

Ghost Towns
As Halloween approaches, what better to talk about than ghost towns as a basis for outdoor recreation and our exploratory adventures.  There are ghost towns across the USA and around the world, but...

The Colors of Autumn

The Colors of Autumn
As I write this,  yellow leaves are beginning to mix with the green in the box elder trees , the tops of the cottonwoods are starting to fade to yellow and the European snowball viburnum is...

National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day
National Public Lands Day is September 24, 2016.  That day is the largest single-day volunteer opportunity in the U.S.  Local parks, state parks, National Parks, beaches and all kinds of public...

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